Haptics refers to the use of technology that stimulates the feeling of touch and motion, which is extremely useful within Augmented Reality experiences to increase the feeling of immersion.
Modern-day smartphones already boast haptic feedback functionality, used for things like typing on touch screens or when receiving phone calls (vibration).
Haptics, or Haptic Feedback can be used in Augmented Reality with that the same functionality. There are a myriad of creative use-cases for this kind of user interaction, things like if you were viewing a vehicle in 3D Augmented Reality, you could ‘tap to start engine’ and initiate haptic vibrations on the smartphone device to give the user the feeling of the purr of the engine.
Haptic feedback is an often under-used technology in the AR space, however it’s predicted the use of haptics will increase as more creative use-cases are identified.
If you have an idea for a Augmented Reality experience that utilizes haptic feedback, get in touch with WebAR development agency Aircards. Their expert team will be able to take your idea from concept to reality.